William B Hilton Jr, also known as Young Beast, was born on November 6, 1989 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. His mother, Rosalyn Johnson, raised him alongside his 4 brothers and sisters as a single parent in the notorious neighborhood of Over Town. Young Beast produced his first independent mix tape when he was sixteen years old. At the age of seventeen, Young Beast was so driven by his love of music that he struggled to stay focused on his high school curriculum. After graduating from Miami North Western Senior High School in 2008, Young Beast began pursuing his music career full time.
Musically inspired by Tupac ,Pimp C, Lil Wayne and Eminem, Young Beast worked on developing a basic understanding of rhyming and wordplay, as well as how to interpolate storytelling within his lyrics. It’s worth noting that Young Beast doesn’t hold anything back. After listening to one of his witty rhymes and unfiltered lyrics, it is nearly impossible to imagine him ever biting his tongue. Since a child, Young Beast has always let his voice be heard.
By the age of twenty Young Beast had various notebooks filled with lyrics. Seeing the growth and development of Young Beast’s craft, his mother purchased studio gear to help further his career as a musician. Over the next few years, Young Beast began posting songs on various internet forums, as an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, record producer, and record executive.
Collectively, over the course of his career, Young Beast has written & produced works for various artists, which stemmed from loving music and writing poetry at the age of fourteen. His profound knowledge, passion for music, and dedication is merely a reflection of the success he has experienced in the music industry, thus far. As an artist, Young Beast truly is “self-explanatory”, in a sense that he allows the music to speak for itself.
Young Beast maintains a diverse fan base through songs that are more eccentric than the music industry standard. Young Beast is a lyricist who pours his heart and soul into everything he is a part of, most of which extends beyond music. Based on his innate musical capabilities and entrepreneurial skills, Young Beast hasn’t even begun to scratch the surface of his talents.
When asked about his previous accomplishments and future endeavors, Young Beast, eloquently replied, “Where there’s patience, there’s persistence, perspiration, and then GREATNESS”.
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